When walking into a carpet store, the first thing that often strikes you is the smell of the carpets. It is a wonderful fresh smell that only new carpets can bring to a home. There is no disputing the fact that carpets make any living space cosier and warmer, adding a soft and inviting character to your home.
South Africans love a carpeted home because carpets are warm, soft underfoot and have sound-absorbing qualities. Many of our customers say that they could not imagine a home without carpets and those who made the right choice from the start have been rewarded with years of quality. With the right care, carpets can still look great after 20 years, adding value and character to your home.
Your lifestyle needs are an important part of your decision-making, so before you go to a carpet shop, think about things like pets, children, and even perhaps your elderly parents who are living with you. What will best suit everyone’s needs?
Depending on the carpet shop, you will find a wide variety of carpets in an even wider variety of patterns and textures. If you are a first-time shopper, it can be a little overwhelming. You may find that the idea you had in your head when you entered the carpet store has now completely changed because of the huge selection in the shop.
At Floor Trader, a division of Top Carpets and Floors, we always advise those in the market for new carpets to be open-minded, but realistic, especially about where the carpet will be installed.
As beautiful as most luxury carpets are, it would make no sense to install this type of floor covering in an entrance hall or busy living room, for example. You need to always bear stain and wear and tear resistance in mind when looking at carpets for specific areas in the home.
Carpets with stain-resistant protection offer peace of mind and will keep your carpet looking like new. So, no stressing over spills, not even red wine! These types of carpets are usually made with polyester fibre and are great for offices, bedrooms, and social areas with low to moderate foot traffic.
For areas with high traffic and plenty of activity, you need nylon fibre carpeting. Definitely no match for pets or kiddies, the texture is tough and durable and is perfect for entrance halls, playrooms and stairways.
Customers today also want to know that what they are buying is eco-friendly. Once you have made your selection, ask the carpet store owner or sales consultant what the carpet is made from, whether it was responsibly manufactured and whether it is recyclable.
Floor Trader, a division of Top Carpets and Floors, which is proudly 30 years old this year, sells quality carpets manufactured by responsible brands, like Belgotex, Constantia and Van Dyck, to name just a few.
If you are in the market for warmer, more beautiful floors in your home, come and shop for a carpet at one of our stores. Carpets are an investment, which can offer you impressive returns, but only if you make a wise choice that suits your lifestyle needs.
Talk to our professionals at our carpet store today by simply visiting us at Floor Trader, a division of Top Carpets and Floors, today.